Ellen DeGeneres invites courageous gay teen Graeme Taylor to show
By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: Ellen DeGeneres is among those who have been deeply moved by the courage of an articulate Ann Arbor teenager named Graeme Taylor who faced his school board and eloquently defended a teacher suspended for a day after he ejected a student from his class for saying he didn’t accept gays.
Just 14 and a freshman at Pioneer High School, Graeme praised the actions of teacher Jay McDowell before the Howell school board saying he’s a teacher who “finally stood up and said something.”
“I’ve been in classrooms where children have said the worst things,” the gay teen told the board. “The kinds of things that drove me to a suicide attempt when I was 9 years old.”
Ellen posted on Twitter late Wednesday that Graeme will appear on her show Monday and linked to the video (posted below) in her Tweet.
A promo on the Ellen show website says: “Last week, an incredible 14-year-old named Graeme Taylor gave an inspirational speech defending his teacher for stopping gay bullying. Today he’s here to tell Ellen what motivated him to do it.”
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